2018
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-865020180120000008
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Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate a possible relationship between the size of the spleen and values of circulating blood elements in patients with schistosomatic splenomegaly. Methods: Sixty one patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis mansoni underwent a clinical exam and peripheral venous blood was collected for a hemogram. The erythrocyte, hemoglobin, hematocrit, leukocyte, and platelet values were determined. All patients underwent abdominal ultrasound to measure the spleen. The hematological test results were compa… Show more

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“…The increase in PLT pools with the enlargement of spleen physiologically and the fact that PLTs are stored more in the spleen have been explained with the decrease in PLT count in the circulation [28]. On the other hand, in a study conducted on 24 individuals by Singh et al [15] and in a study conducted on 61 individuals by Vasconcellos et al [29], no correlation was reported between spleen volume and PLT level. We think that the reason why these researchers could not find a correlation was due to the fact that the study populations consisted of fewer individuals when compared with other studies.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The differences in the main reasons underlying splenomegaly cause the results to show differences [ 5 ]. There are some studies reporting a negative correlation between spleen volume and PLT count [ 10 , 15 , 29 , 30 ]. However, there are also studies which do not report a correlation between spleen volume and PLT count [ 12 , 14 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%